Quick Tip: Audio Syncing in Premiere Pro CC

first_imgAudio syncing in Premiere Pro CC is an often-overlooked feature, but it can save you a lot of time when editing.Top image from LucasFilmAs professional filmmakers or videographers, we know that our time is money. The more we can streamline our workflow process, the better. One opportunity to do this is during the audio syncing phase. For many years I’ve used PluralEyes, which still works perfectly. Unfortunately, its $200 price tag can be a little much for some content producers. However, there is a solution found directly within Premiere Pro CC and its internal audio-syncing feature.The process of syncing audio in Premiere Pro CC is actually really simple to pull off. It’s also super flexible. In fact, the number of audio clips you can merge into video clips is quite impressive. Here’s the official count from Adobe:You may merge one or multiple audio clips to a single video or AV clip. The total number of audio tracks permissable in a merged clip is 16, including any combination of mono, stereo or surround 5.1 clips.Syncing Multicam FootageWe’re going to show you two ways of syncing your audio. First up is Dave Dugdale. Mr. Dugdale shows us how to take a multicam setup and sync that with higher-end audio. Dugdale drags and drops all of the needed footage and audio into the timeline and then highlights all of the tracks. Once this is done, he right clicks and selects synchronize.Video from Dave DugdaleSyncing Footage Merge ClipsI use RED cameras in my production workflow, which don’t natively capture audio with a built-in mic like DSLRs do. What I like to do is attach a small mic to the RED in order to pick up scratch-track audio, and then I get my final audio with a field recorder. In this video from Curtis Judd, we learn how to sync our footage/scratch-track audio with our field audio using the Merge Clips option in Premiere Pro.Again, the process is pretty simple. You just highlight your footage and audio tracks in the bin, then right click and select merge clips. If you’ve gone through and given yourself a night slate, clap or snap somewhere and the video and audio should sync up very quickly.Video from Curtis JuddHave you ever used this feature in your workflow? Are there any other features in Premiere Pro that you would like us to spotlight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!last_img read more

Tainted athletes await decision on Asiad

first_imgThe three dope-tainted wrestlers will be waiting with bated breaths to know their fate which is likely to be announced on Thursday and will decide their participation in next month’s Asian Games. Eleven sportspersons, including six wrestlers, were tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, during the dope tests conducted ahead of the Commonwealth Games.Provisional suspensions on all of them were lifted after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reclassified the stimulant as a ‘specified substance’. The athletes have so far appeared twice before the antidoping disciplinary panel headed by Dinesh Dayal but no decision has been reached so far.It was only in the last hearing in September that the panel concluded that the tests, which were done on the wrestlers, were incompetition and therefore their cases will continue with other accused athletes. After that, RK Anand, the counsel for all the athletes, had sought more time to prepare the case and the three-member panel agreed to his request.The list of 11 sportspersons includes six wrestlers, three swimmers, two athletes and a weightlifter. Among the six wrestlers, Arjuna awardee Rajiv Tomar, Mausam Khatri and Gursharanpreet Kaur were on Tuesday named in India’s Asiad squad but if any sanction is imposed upon them by the threemember disciplinary panel, they will be dropped from the team.The swimming and athletics federations included the athletes in the final squad for the Commonwealth Games despite a case pending against them with the NADA panel. Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) however, chose to be on a safer side and did not pick any of the four wrestlers who were originally part of the CWG team.advertisementBut their stand has changed as well and WFI president GS Mander is confident that all the athletes will be let off with warnings. “Things have changed now and we are sure that they (wrestlers) will get away with a warning,” Mander said. However, Tomar, for whom it was a heart break to miss out a place in the Commonwealth Games, is optimistic about the outcome.”It was very disappointing to miss out on a place at the Commonwealth Games for which I had prepared so well,” Tomar told MAIL TODAY.”I have spoken to our counsel and he is very confident. Hopefully, we all will come out clear tomorrow,” he added. But there is also a possibility that the case may not be decided on Thursday as well and could well go for another hearing. The documents that Anand is likely to come up with would be cross examined and argued upon by the NADA counsel and could take time.last_img read more

SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship: India Crush Bhutan 10-1 To Storm into Final

first_imgThimphu: India sailed into the final of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship after thrashing hosts Bhutan 10-1 here on Friday.Sai Sankhae (63rd, 64th, 72nd minutes) scored her second-half hat-trick of the tournament while Lynda Kom Serto (19th, 54th), Sumati Kumari (24th, 86th) and Kiran (15th, 21st) scored a brace each. Priyanka Sujeesh (8th) scored the other goal for India. India started on the front foot as Amisha found some space on the right flank, advanced into the box and squared it to Priyanka Sujeesh, who planted the ball in the far bottom corner.Bhutan equalised almost immediately via a goalmouth scrap through Sangay Wangmo (9th), but Kiran restored India’s lead on the quarter-hour mark as she knuckled a swerving shot into the top corner.Lynda finished off a fine move before Kiran and Sumati added two more as India went into half time leading 5-1.India came out with the same intensity in the second half as Lynda scored her second goal of the game to make it six.After that, it was Sai Sankhae’s show as the substitute netted three goals in nine minutes to take India’s tally to nine before Sumati added the 10th with around five minutes to go.With this win, India have sealed its spot in the final after garnering six points.In another match earlier in the day, Bangladesh beat Nepal 2-1 to also book their place in the final.But before the summit clash, India and Bangladesh will square off in the penultimate group stage match on Sunday. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. bhutanFinalIndiaIndian women’s football team First Published: October 11, 2019, 10:32 PM ISTlast_img read more

Bayern Munich out to reach fifth straight Champions League semi-final

first_imgBayern Munich host Benfica for the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday, aiming to leave the second leg a mere formality in reaching the club’s fifth consecutive semi-final.Confidence is high among Bayern’s players and fans of getting past the Portuguese league leader and moving another step closer to repeating the 2013 feat of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup victories.Benfica are bidding to reach the final four for the first time since 1990.”Benfica is a team that you simply have to beat,” former Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said. “I can’t imagine that Benfica can put Bayern in danger. Bayern will pass this test with flying colors.”The sides met three times before in European competition. Bayern prevailed on the three occasions. The German powerhouse has won all nine of its previous two-legged knockout ties against Portuguese opposition.Some things to know ahead of Tuesday’s game in Munich:STEP UP NEEDEDBayern survived a close shave against Juventus in the previous round on Thomas Mueller’s injury-time equalizer and two more goals in extra time to progress in dramatic fashion.The side will hope to avoid such excitement against Benfica by claiming another comprehensive quarterfinal victory over a Portuguese side at home. At the same stage last season, Bayern defeated Porto 6-1 in Munich to recover from the 3-1 loss in the first leg.Bayern seemed to be conserving energy in Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. Franck Ribery’s acrobatic scissors kick was enough to maintain the side’s five-point lead but the players will need to step up against the Portuguese league leader.advertisement”The quality won’t be enough for Tuesday,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. “We’ll have to play much better. We’ll need two concentrated outings to then hopefully reach the semifinals.”GUARDIOLA’S MILESTONEPep Guardiola will be in charge for his 150th competitive game at the helm of Bayern. The Spaniard so far has overseen 115 victories, 14 draws and 20 defeats since taking over from Jupp Heynckes in 2013.Guardiola, who is leaving at the end of the season to join Manchester City, is bidding to repeat Heynckes’ feat of winning the treble in his last season in charge.Guardiola led Barcelona to 14 trophies in a hugely successful four-year spell but his tenure at Bayern will be judged on success in the Champions League, where semi-final defeats to Real Madrid and former club Barcelona represent his biggest disappointments at the club.Despite claiming back-to-back Bundesliga titles and being on the verge of leading Bayern to an unprecedented fourth successive league title, Guardiola needs to match the mark set by his predecessor to leave on a high note.BENFICA’S BOUNCEAfter a rocky start to the season under new coach Rui Vitoria, Benfica have found their form in the final third of the season.The players have finally clicked and the team has surged into lead of the Portuguese championship and its first Champions League quarterfinal in four years.Benfica overwhelmed fourth-place Braga 5-1 last Friday to keep their two-point league lead with six rounds to play though they travel to Munich as the underdog in their biggest game of the season.”We’ve got past a lot of obstacles this season. Some of them appeared impossible,” said Vitoria, who is making his debut in Europe’s top-tier tournament this season.EYES ON JONASBenfica striker Jonas is top-scorer in the Portuguese league with 30 goals in 28 games, earning him a recall to the Brazil team though he hasn’t been able to reproduce that form in the Champions League, where he has found the net just twice.Jonas’s partner in attack, Konstantinos Mitroglou, has 17 league goals but may be sacrificed in Munich if Benfica looks to strengthen its defense.Ljubomir Fejsa and Andreas Samaras could form a duo in front of the back four with Argentine playmaker Nicolas Gaitan just behind Jonas.Lisandro Lopez could be back in central defense after a thigh injury but first-choice goalkeeper Julio Cesar is out with a groin injury.last_img read more

Apoel stun Olympiacos to record first ever European away win

first_imgApoel earned their first ever continental away win beyond the qualifying rounds with a shock 0-1 victory over Olympiacos in Piraeus on Thursday night to go top of Europa League Group B.In a pulsating game, Apoel heroically defended a bombardment of attempts from the Greek side after Pieros Sotiriou’s tenth minute header to make it two wins from two in the competition.Apoel were given an early sign of things to come in the sixth minute when Seba burst through their defence and forcing Boy Waterman into a decent save.But after a fairly uneventful opening ten minutes, a nice one-two between Zhivko Milanov and Giannis Gianniotas was followed by a delicious ball into the box which was met by Pieros Sotiriou to head the Cypriots into a surprise lead.On 17 minutes, Olympiacos thought they had found the perfect response when Brown Ideye cut inside Carlao before finishing well, but a very late flag from the linesman ruled out the goal. It was a hugely tight call from the official, with the former West Bromwich Albion striker leaning offside at most.Two minutes later, Diogo Figueiras zipped in an immaculate diagonal ball towards Alberto de la Bella at the back post but the Spaniard’s header was brilliantly saved by Waterman. And from the resulting corner Kostas Fortounis hit the woodwork.The siege to Apoel’s goal continued. Fortounis was having a fine game, but fortune was not on his side. The Greek playmaker thought he had done enough to divert Ideye’s cutback only to see his goalward strike cleared by Carlao with Waterman stranded.Marko Marin, who boosted Olympiacos before kick-off after being announced fit to play, was the latest to go close for the hosts on 35 minutes when his long range drive whistled just wide of the post.By that time, Apoel were praying for half-time to come early. But if they thought they had survived the worst of Olympiacos’ pressure in the first half, they were given an early indication at the start of the second that was plenty of work still to be done when Seba’s inswinging cross almost crept in, only for the post to keep Apoel ahead.That said, on 54 minutes, Apoel should have doubled their lead albeit against the run of play via the same method as they got the first. Milanov’s pinpoint cross found Sotiriou unmarked but, this time, failed to make clean connection with the header.After that chance however, it was back to some dogged defending at the other end. Following Carlao’s heroic clearance in the first half, it was his defensive partner Giorgos Merkis’ turn to save the day, as the Cypriot somehow managed to get back on the line to head Ideye’s header onto the crossbar and out for a corner.Entering the last ten minutes, Tarik Elyounoussi connected sweetly on the volley from a ball over the top but the outstretched leg of Waterman again denied the substitute. Olympiacos’ efforts turned desperate with the clock ticking but Apoel held on to record their first European win at the 15th attempt.Although at an early stage, Apoel’s win now provides genuine hope of reaching the next round as they sit pretty in top spot, three points clear of second-placed Olympiacos and five clear of both Astana and Young Boys after their 0-0 draw.Apoel’s next Europa League game is another away challenge, as they travel to Switzerland to take on Young Boys on 20 October.Source: Cyprus-mail.comTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

first_img1) United can help Palace towards unwanted recordAfter six league games, six defeats and still no goals, Old Trafford would be very close to bottom of the list of ideal destinations for Crystal Palace, but it may be a fine place to find some sympathy. After all, as nonagenarian United fans might recall, their team’s start to the 1930-31 season remains the most disastrous in Football League history. They were wildly unfortunate to lose their opening game to the champions Aston Villa – Joe Spence suffered a twisted knee and Tom Jones cracked a collar-bone, leaving United playing for a draw with nine and a half men (Jones gamely tried to carry on as best he could). With a minute and a half to play, Jack Wilson passed back to Alf Steward, the United goalkeeper, who inexplicably dropped the ball and Tom Waring capitalised to grab the winner. “The pass was made with complete accuracy,” we reported, “but Steward fumbled the ball and the insatiable Waring dashed in to dash out the Manchester hopes.” Eleven straight defeats followed – they shipped four to Manchester City and Portsmouth, five against West Ham, six against Chelsea and Huddersfield and seven against Newcastle before finally beating Birmingham on 1 November. Palace are only halfway to matching United’s miserable run but with a visit from Chelsea to follow Saturday’s game, United’s 87-year-old unwanted record could be under genuine threat. SB• David Squires on … fans bravely persisting with their Lukaku song• Crystal Palace’s Benteke set to miss six weeks with knee injury• Forget Carlton Cole: the best strikers Palace could sign for free 4Tottenham Hotspur6511 Share on Facebook 2) A showdown to savour at Stamford BridgeOne of the first things Pep Guardiola said after his team’s 6-0 demolition of Watford a few weeks ago was that he would not get a truly accurate indication of the strength of his side until they go to Chelsea, who beat them home and away last season. Since that win at Vicarage Road, City have been weakened by the injury to Benjamin Mendy, which a pity both for them and for all admirers of rampaging left-backs, and Sergio Agüero’s car accident in the Netherlands. Fabian Delph has done a decent job since filling in for Mendy but he is no like-for-like replacement. City, then, might not be as dangerous and balanced as they would otherwise have been. But they are still have enough creativity to blow Chelsea away. Antonio Conte’s men have reason to be confident, too, especially if Fernandinho is left to hold midfield by himself. Hyped-up matches have a habit of letting us down but this one should be exceptional. PD• Sergio Agüero being assessed by club doctors after car accident• Morata says Eden Hazard is ‘one of the three best players in the world’• Kevin De Bruyne: the grand puppet-master who makes Man City tick Play Video Klopp stays positive after Liverpool draw with Spartak – video Listen 16Stoke6-55 19AFC Bournemouth6-73 Read more 3Chelsea6713 12West Brom6-28 0:35 5Liverpool6111 13Brighton6-27 As a fellow sportsman, I kneel with and applaud those in the NFL protests The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football 3) Seagulls lacking firepower for overdue trip to Arsenal 7) Unlikely villain Nyom faces Watford fans againThough this fixture might not leap off the page as being one of the weekend’s more appealing, there has been just one goalless draw in 39 meetings between these teams – and none ever at the Hawthorns. The last three times the teams have met there have all been memorable: the Midlands side sauntering to a 5-0 win in the Championship back in 2009, Heurelho Gomes saving two Saido Berahino penalties as Watford won 1-0 two seasons ago, and Roberto Pereyra being controversially sent off as West Brom eked out a 3-1 victory last December. As it happens the referee that awarded those two penalties in April 2016, Michael Oliver, will be wielding his whistle again on Saturday. Visiting fans won’t know who to boo louder – Oliver or the mystifyingly unpopular former Watford full-back Allan Nyom. The Cameroonian started 29 league games for the Hornets two seasons ago, performances of unwavering effort and commitment if only intermittent quality, before moving to West Brom. Despite his hard work in the Hornets’ name, Nyom was booed by some of the away fans at last season’s meeting at the Hawthorns. As a result of this unwanted attention he enthusiastically celebrated his new side’s eventual victory, and was subsequently booed by almost all of the home fans when he turned up at Vicarage Road in March. Quite how unpopular he now is in Hertfordshire will become clear on Saturday. SB• Lawrence Ostlere: Silva’s approach key to Watford transformation Champions League review and the importance of analytics – Football Weekly Extra Share on Messenger Ten things to look out for this weekend 8) If West Ham fail to beat Swansea, Bilic could face the axeSwansea’s last visit to the London Stadium proved a godsend for West Ham and Slaven Bilic. The Hammers won 1-0 back in April and arrested a run of five straight defeats that had sent them plummeting. Their recent form is not quite that bad but nor is it far off; this really feels like a game in which Bilic cannot afford to drop points and, if Swansea come away with something this time, you sense the axe may be hovering. Clear, strategic thinking will be required – not the kind that saw Andy Carroll brought on to replace the injured Michail Antonio, who will miss this game, which disrupted the balance of a strong start last weekend against Tottenham. Paul Clement has his own problems, even if the Swansea manager is still operating amid a healthy dose of goodwill. He needs to find an attacking threat that his team has lost since selling Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente, otherwise they seem set for a very hard winter. In truth it is hard to see anything different for either of these sides at the moment – will Bilic get many more chances to alter the pattern? NA• Bilic feeling the heat after Spurs shine glaring light on West Ham flaws• Photo essay: a weekend of football passion, rivalry and animosity9) Shakespeare now needs results to back up performancesConsidering the speed with which a sizable proportion of Leicester City fans turned on Claudio Ranieri – who masterminded the most unlikely Premier League title win of all time on their behalf – it can’t be too long before the man who replaced him incurs their wrath. Craig Shakespeare’s side have won and drawn one of their opening six matches and have conceded more goals than 17 other teams in the top flight. It could legitimately be argued that Leicester have not played particularly badly against particularly strong opposition in defeat this season, but many of the fans who wanted Claudio Ranieri gone justified their impatience by pointing out that football is a results-based business and Premier League survival is all important. Results so far this season have been largely poor and the same logic must dictate that another bad one against Bournemouth, one of only three teams below Leicester in the table, may well prompt unrest among the more entitled in the club’s fan base. BG• Leicester denied by Mignolet penalty save10) Balanced Burnley aim to complicate things for KoemanIt would be interesting to see what sort of side Sean Dyche would produce if entrusted with £150m. But we are unlikely to find out any time soon so we will have to make do, for now, with seeing how Burnley go about trying to sabotage Ronald Koeman’s plans. The visitors will go to Goodison Park with confidence, having already returned with points this season from Stamford Bridge, Anfield and Wembley. And they are a better balanced team than Everton, who may have more quality in patches but still are not working well as a whole. PD• Match report: Everton 2-2 Apollon Limassol• Koeman says Everton are ‘scared to play’ after Apollon Limassol draw• How supporting Everton made Liverpool mayor’s role a tricky one• Dyche rages against diving after Burnley-Huddersfield stalemate Share on Pinterest features 2Man Utd61516 Play Video 14Everton6-77 9Burnley619center_img 7Arsenal6110 Share on LinkedIn Premier League 8Huddersfield629 Share on Twitter Topics 20Crystal Palace6-130 18West Ham6-74 1:42 15Swansea6-45 Share via Email ‘We’ve not had a penalty for over a year,’ says West Brom’s Tony Pulis – video 5) Huddersfield should ditch caution and go for it against SpursHuddersfield face their first test against one of the Big Six and David Wagner’s approach will be intriguing. The German manager has been an advocate of energetic pressing at the John Smith’s Stadium, while calling for a more belt-and-braces defensive approach on the road – at Turf Moor last weekend, Huddersfield had only three touches of the ball inside the Burnley penalty area. The Terriers have conceded just three goals in their opening six Premier League matches and, against a Tottenham Hotspur side that are a class above anyone they have faced so far, Wagner may be tempted to err on the side of extreme caution. We can but hope he doesn’t – after a fine start to the season this amounts to a free swing for Huddersfield and by showing the courage of the convictions that have brought them this far, Huddersfield can get a real measure of where they rank in the firmament, even if that means risking a heavy defeat. BG• Sissoko still at Spurs because of lack of offers, says Pochettino• Kane targets victory at Real Madrid after hat-trick6) Time for Hughes to give Stoke’s youth a chance?It is a common complaint that teams such as Chelsea and Manchester City are reluctant to give youngsters a chance, but when a mid-ranking Stoke City show similar reticence it is even more depressing. Against Chelsea last weekend, Mark Hughes was faced with the absence of the defenders Kurt Zouma, Ryan Shawcross, Kevin Wimmer and Geoff Cameron for one reason or another. Rather than give the teenage defenders Josh Tymon or Harry Souttar some valuable minutes, he left them on the bench throughout, chose to start Ramadan Sobhi and Mame Biram Diouf instead and watched his team ship four goals in a heavy defeat. With Bruno Martins Indi now injured and doubts surrounding the availability of Shawcross and Wimmer for Stoke’s match against Southampton, Hughes could face similar selection problems this weekend. Whether or not he considers the youngsters for even a cameo role remains to be seen. BG• Stoke routed as Morata hits hat-trick for Chelsea PosTeamPGDPts 17Leicester6-34 11Southampton6-18 Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Brighton and Arsenal have met three times in the last 34 years, all of them cup meetings played on the south coast – making this the Seagulls’ first trip to this corner of north London since a 3-1 defeat in February 1983. Any buoyancy Brighton may have felt at the fixture’s timing, coming less than 72 hours after Arsenal’s Europa League trip to Belarus, lasted only as long as it took for their strikers to start falling. Glenn Murray and Sam Baldock, who scored 34 league goals between them last season, are both injured while the Israeli Tomer Hemed, responsible for two of the team’s five league goals this season, is starting a three-match suspension. This leaves on-loan Izzy Brown – whose top-flight experience amounts to 11 minutes for Chelsea in 2015, and 24 minutes in Brighton’s defeat to Manchester City on the season’s opening day, which for him was curtailed by a hamstring injury, and who in Chris Hughton’s words “has only just come back from injury and is really a No10” – as the most likely option up front. SB• Match report: Bate Borisov 2-4 Arsenal• Football Weekly Extra: the pod look ahead to the weekend4) Liverpool have a frightening attack but need to be more clinicalLiverpool’s newest Fab Four produced an encouraging enough display at Spartak Moscow on Tuesday night but the task now is for them to become clinical. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané, Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah had not started a competitive game together before and at times their movement and interplay – particularly Salah’s when he darts in from the right – was dizzying. They should only get better but the big concern on Tuesday was that chances were once again missed and final passes frequently went awry. It is difficult to see a natural goalscorer in Jürgen Klopp’s ranks – if we are to assume that Daniel Sturridge, who in fact missed the most glaring opportunity in Moscow, is destined for little more than a cameo role – but they will need their whirlwind of an attack needs to be topped off by some cold-blooded finishing. Sunday may be one of those occasions; Rafa Benítez and Newcastle have, defeat at Brighton notwithstanding, been on decent form and look a tough nut to crack. Can Liverpool, for all their energy, demonstrate top-level composure regularly enough? NA• Liverpool object to Sky Sports plan for moving Arsenal game to Christmas Eve• Liverpool make complaint of alleged racial abuse in Spartak youth game Read more 6Watford6-111 Chelsea’s Antonio Conte unhappy with fixture scheduling – video Play Video 1Man City61916 Liam Rosenior 0:54 10Newcastle619last_img read more

Widnes relegated from Super League while St Helens canter to win

first_imgShare on Twitter Since you’re here… Hull KR Widnes Vikings Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Topics It meant three Championship teams – all expansion clubs – beat their Super League opponents – all from the traditional heartlands – on Saturday because London secured an 11-8 home win over Salford. That improved the chances of the Broncos reaching the Million Pound Game as their final match is against Halifax. “I’m drained by the game, so I can’t imagine how the boys are feeling,” said the London coach, Danny Ward.Salford, who remain top of the table, now find themselves in need of a win over Toulouse on Thursday to secure their status in Super League next season following two successive defeats. Their head coach, Ian Watson, headed straight for the team bus and did not speak to the media after the loss.Toulouse, in fifth place, are level with London on six points, but above them on points difference. Five points cover the top six teams in the Qualifiers before Leeds go to Halifax on Sunday. Even if the Rhinos win, the 2017 champions would not be guaranteed their place in a Super League next season, although it would take a loss at home to Toronto on Friday, wins for Salford and Hull KR and a huge swing in points difference for them to end up in the Million Pound Game.In Super League, St Helens showed a semblance of the early-season form that saw them sweep aside all comers as they swept to a 34-14 victory at Warrington.Perhaps too much has been made of the dip in form that saw many assess the Saints as vulnerable going into the play-offs – but this was a welcome return to form for them as they dispatched a Warrington side whom they will meet again in the play-offs.“It’s been awkward, knowing you’re playing them again in two weeks,” the St Helens coach, Justin Holbrook, said. “But we’ve only lost four times in the league this year, how can that be a bad thing? When you’re guaranteed a home semi before the Super 8s even start, motivation levels can’t stay that high. The buzz is coming back now.” London Broncos Share on Facebook The Observer St Helens Widnes have been relegated from Super League after seven years in the top flight thanks to a 20-12 loss at Toronto. The Vikings, who won three out of 23 games in the regular season, have beaten only winless Halifax in six games in the Qualifiers. In a statement, James Rule, the Widnes chief executive, said the club would remain full-time in the Championship, adding: “We simply wish to apologise for the experiences of the past two seasons, where results have fallen far below our expectations.”Widnes scored the first try through Joe Mellor but tries from Cory Patterson and Matty Russell put Toronto 12-8 ahead at half‑time. Chris Dean put the visitors ahead early in the second half but that was as good as it good for the Vikings as Blake Wallace’s try and Gareth O’Brien’s conversion and two penalties secured the win for the Wolfpack. They moved into third place above Hull KR in the table thanks to Toulouse scoring 34 unanswered points, beating Rovers 34-23 after being 19-0 behind early in the first half. Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Super League Warrington match reports Read more Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Salford City Reds Share on LinkedIn Enjoy the tortuous Qualifiers one last time before Super League is revampedlast_img read more

Kim Boutin races to bronze in short track speed skating

first_imgCanadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin has captured a bronze medal in the women’s 500 metres at the Winter Olympics.The athlete from Sherbrooke, Que., finished fourth but was bumped up to third after South Korea’s Minjeong Choi was disqualified.Kim Boutin makes her Olympic debut one to remember, with a 500m short track #speedskating bronze: https://t.co/0PHWBpXBdW #TeamCanada | #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/zX1mWNnEtc— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) February 13, 2018Arianna Fontana of Italy won gold in 42.569 seconds while Yara van Kerkhof was second in 43.256.Boutin finished in 43.881 while Britain’s Elise Christie crashed out of the five-woman final.The medal capped what started out as a disappointing day for the Canadian team.Veteran racer Marianne St-Gelais, competing in her final Games, failed to make it out of the quarterfinals after receiving a penalty for impeding.St-Gelais made contact with Yara Van Kerkhof of the Netherlands while jockeying for position.The Canadian was also penalized for a false start, which came as a surprise to her.“It’s disappointing for sure because I don’t think I deserve this call,” St-Gelais said. “But short track is short track, so sometimes you have to deal with what is happening. I’m not happy with the decision. I don’t think I deserved it.”The 27-year-old from Saint-Felicien, Que., was a medal threat for the Canadians after winning silver in the distance at last year’s world championships.St-Gelais also took silver in the 500 during the 2010 Vancouver Games.The three-time Olympic medallist has earned silver in the 3,000 metre relay in each of the previous two Olympics.St-Gelais will compete in the 3,000 metres of Feb. 20 with fellow Canadians Boutin, Jamie MacDonald and Kasandra Bradette.“I have to focus on the other (races) if I want to make it count,” said St-Gelais. “We still have the relay. I’m lucky I got to race the three distances, so I have another chance.”last_img read more

2016 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Legends Ride

first_imgThe 2016 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Legends Ride will benefit local charities and give riders the opportunity to meet and mingle with Hollywood stars and industry celebrities.Many celebrities attend the annual rally each year, but it can be difficult to locate a favorite star among the crowds. The Buffalo Chip’ s signature charity event the Legends Ride has long been known as the most likely event at which fans may meet Hollywood stars and motorcycle industry celebrities. So far for 2016 billionaire businessman and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria, movie and TV star Tom Berenger, writer, director, producer and actor Carmine Cangialosi, and a host of industry leaders and customizers have confirmed they will attend the 2016 “Ride that RocksTM” on Monday, Aug. 8. More celebrities will be announced as the event draws nearer.
Although meeting and riding with celebrities has been enough reason for this event to sell out for eight consecutive years, guests will also feel great knowing the Buffalo Chip will donate 100 percent of their rider fees to some very worthy local charities. In an effort to help create a permanent athlete training facility for Special Olympians in the Black Hills, $100,000 in future Legends Ride fees have been pledged to renovate an existing facility to meet the growing needs of the organization. The 127 Special Olympians who are members of the “Rapid City Flame” team have been training in various borrowed locations over the past few years, but they are now in need of a facility that will offer team members a sense of permanence and accomplishment. For the past three years, Legends Ride contributions have been used to purchase a van to transport participants to practices and events; now the need for a facility is a priority.The Schedule 
11 a.m. – Bike Parking Begins 
2 p.m. – Auction on Deadwood’s Main Street 
 Two Buffalo Chip Challenge Bikes and other unique items to be auctioned in support of the Legends Ride 
 Special Olympics Team is on hand to help students who participated in the 2016 Buffalo Chip Challenge 
2:50 p.m. – Group Photo 
3 p.m. – Ride departs Deadwood 
5 p.m. – Ride arrives at the Buffalo Chip for a catered reception 
7:15 p.m. Concerts begin in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater 
 Southern rock gods Lynyrd Skynyrd and pop-rock crossover sensation Elle King.
The Legends Ride is truly iconic. Its high-profile, celebrity appeal has been featured on CMT, the National Geographic Channel, the Tonight Show, FX Network and the Travel Channel, as well as in countless print, online and newspaper articles.Those wishing to meet, ride and party with the stars, all while raising money for worthwhile charities, may purchase passes for the 2016 Legends Ride may do so by going to LegendsRide.com or calling 605-347-9000.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. To date the it has donated more than $550,000 to deserving charitable organizations including Black Hills Special Olympics, Black Hills Children’s Home, Sky Ranch for Boys, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, Combat Wounded Coalition, America’s Mighty Warriors, Lakota Heritage and educational scholarships through the Buffalo Chip Challenge program. More details are available here.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride is dedicated to bringing rally goers together to raise significant funds for local charities and the Buffalo Chip Challenge Scholarship Program. Having raised over $450,000 for charity since its inception in 2008, the Legends Ride has played host to some of the biggest names in television, film, music and motorcycling, along with riders from all corners of the world.last_img read more

Administration easing offshore oil and gas drilling rules

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – The Trump administration is easing rules imposed on offshore oil and gas drilling six years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.The decision won immediate praise from an offshore drilling group, but environmentalists said it would increase the risk of future disasters.The changes, which will take effect Dec. 27, come as the administration seeks to expand offshore drilling into areas where it is currently banned and has scrapped an Obama-era policy to protect oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with one emphasizing economic growth.A 48-page notice from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement published Friday in the Federal Register says the agency “has become aware that certain provisions in that rulemaking created potentially unduly burdensome requirements for oil and natural gas production operators … without meaningfully increasing safety of the workers or protection of the environment.”An offshore drilling industry group said it’s a positive step.“The revisions develop a rule that reduces unnecessary burdens placed on industry, while still maintaining world-class safety and environmental protections. We have a rule that is not a safety rollback, but instead incorporates modern technological advances,” Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association, said in a news release.The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group, said the changes raise the risk of more deadly accidents like the one that killed 11 men on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in 2010 and spewed an estimated 134 million gallons (507 million litres) of oil into waters off Louisiana.The group objected most strongly to dropping a requirement for third-party inspections of offshore drilling safety equipment — something oceans program director Miyoko Sakashita (sah-KAHSH-tah) called one of the biggest recommendations resulting from the Deepwater Horizon spill.The new rules replace that with design testing and documentation by the operator, with independent review and certification if a device is moved to a different location.“In a time when there is this tremendous push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling, if anything we need to be tightening up regulations and making it safer rather than rolling back regulations for industry safety,” she said in a phone interview.“We’ve seen in the past that just allowing the industry to regulate itself is not an effective way to prevent oil spills and protect the safety of workers,” she continued. “So it’s important to have the third-party oversight.”The agency, often referred to by the initials BSEE, said it is keeping “multiple layers of review to ensure safety and environmental protection in the design, installation and testing” of safety systems.“BSEE expects those procedural changes will continue to ensure safety and environmental protection, especially because of the other, more substantive, regulatory requirements applicable to safety equipment design, function, maintenance, and testing that are being retained or enhanced,” it said in a response to comments made to its original proposal last year.The agency said those include requiring most types of safety and pollution prevention equipment to be independently “design-tested” against detailed testing criteria, and requiring such equipment to be made and marked under a quality assurance program meeting standards approved by the agency.last_img read more

FCA to cut Windsor auto assembly shift in fall at loss of

WINDSOR, Ont. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it plans to cut the third shift at its Windsor, Ont., assembly plant later this year at a cost of about 1,500 jobs.The move to end the shift starting Sept. 30 is to “better align production with global demand,” said company spokeswoman LouAnn Gosselin.She said retirement packages will be offered to eligible employees and would work to find positions for others.“The company will make every effort to place indefinitely laid off hourly employees in open full-time positions as they become available based on seniority,” she wrote in an email.Unifor Local 444 president Dave Cassidy said in a statement that the decision was unexpected.“I was shocked and disappointed that FCA has announced today the elimination of the third shift,” he wrote.“We will continue to meet with the company on alternatives of new products. We will need the support of all levels of government as we move forward.”The plant, which produces the Chrysler Pacifica and its hybrid version, as well as the Dodge Grand Caravan, has about 6,100 employees.FCA announced in late February that it would invest US$4.5 billion in Michigan to build a new assembly plant and upgrade other operations and create 6,500 jobs in the process. The planned cut in Windsor comes as Ontario’s auto sector is already reeling from General Motors’ plans to end production at its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., by the end of the year at a loss of about 2,600 unionized workers.The Canadian Press read more

UN calls on Côte dIvoire to push for presidential elections in late

12 February 2009United Nations officials today called on Côte d’Ivoire’s leaders to set a timetable as soon as possible for much-delayed presidential elections so that the vote can take place in the divided West African country in the latter half of this year. The number of identified voters has passed the 4.6-million mark and the operation should be completed by spring if the current trend continues, the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said in a news release.“This timetable is crucial, not only in order to maintain the present momentum, but also to allow for national planning and thus avoid accumulating delays,” it added, calling the identification and registration process, which has proceeded without any major incidents, “an historic advance” in a country that has been divided since 2002 between the Government-held south and a northern area dominated by the rebel Forces Nouvelles. “Without a target, without a date, without a timeline, we cannot provide the support that the process deserves,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire Y. J. Choi told a news conference in Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital. UNOCI set out a five-stage “rational” timetable: producing a provision voter list in the spring; issuing a definitive list after the three months allowed for resolving disputes; producing identity cards over a six-week period; distribution of cards and equipping 11,000 polling stations, for which a few weeks will be needed; and the presidential campaign itself, which on previous occasions has lasted two weeks.“Naturally, it is understood that it is the responsibility of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to set the new timetable,” the mission said. “In the interests of the Ivorian people, as well as of the international community… UNOCI is asking the IEC to publish a new electoral timetable without delay so as not to compromise the dynamic of the peace process.“For their part, the international community and UNOCI will continue to provide their support in order to ensure the success of the peace process.” The elections, a key part of the peace process that UNOCI has been fostering for the past five years, have been repeatedly postponed over the issue of voters, and were last scheduled for 30 November 2008.In a related development, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that displaced people returning home in the west of the country are facing shortages of food, water and medical facilities.UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Côte d’Ivoire Georg Charpentier has just completed a tour of the region, where village chiefs also cited the extremely high insecurity stemming from ongoing violence by ex-combatants and youths.In 2006, the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) was 750,000. By September, 2008, nearly 70,000 IDPs were identified as having returned home in the west, but the returns have been complicated by clashes with host communities over property rights, causing secondary displacements and ongoing ambushes and armed assaults against IDPs, including rape and murder. read more

Nasheed briefs diplomats in Sri Lanka ready to field common candidate

Nasheed also raised concerns over extremism in the Maldives and the threat it could pose to South Asia. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Easwaran RutnamPictures by Lalith Perera Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed is in Sri Lanka where he briefed diplomats on the Presidential elections in the Maldives scheduled for this year and his intention to back a common opposition Presidential candidate in the event he is prevented from contesting.Speaking to journalists in Colombo today, Nasheed said that a coalition of opposition parties are discussing the possibility of fielding a common opposition Presidential candidate if the Maldives Government prevents him from contesting the 2018 Presidential elections. Nasheed however said that preventing him from contesting the elections will be unconstitutional and he will seek UN support to ensure he is allowed to contest. “If I can contest I will. If I am not allowed it will be seen as unconstitutional,” he said.He said that while the opposition is prepared to put forward a joint opposition candidate, no names have been mention but only the process is being discussed. “I am not against Chinese investments. Don’t get me wrong. But you see how some of these agreements are being done,” he told the Colombo Gazette. Nasheed also dismissed the assumption that he is against foreign investments in the Maldives.He told the Colombo Gazette on the sidelines of the press conference, which was also attended by some western diplomats, that his concern is over the manner in which the Maldives Government is signing agreements with some countries.Nasheed said that he welcomes investments, even from China, but wants to ensure the due process is followed. Maldives Attorney General Mohamed Anil had said last month that Nasheed will not be able to contest the election later this year as he has been convicted for a crime and is wanted in the Maldives to serve a jail sentence. read more

Bomb squad deals with highly explosive chemical at Dublin school

AN ARMY BOMB disposal unit dealt with a highly explosive chemical at a school in Sutton, Dublin earlier today.The team was deployed at 10am this morning and returned to base shortly after 11am. The chemical is a common substance found in school labs, called 2,4 dinitrophenylhydrazine, or ‘Brady’s re-agent’.It can become unstable over time if it dries out and it is also relatively sensitive to shock and friction so it can detonate if subjected to shock, like a fall.A defence forces spokesperson confirmed that a controlled explosion of the substance was carried out by the team.Read: Highly explosive, unstable chemical found at Dublin school lab>Read: The 6 steps to bomb disposal in Ireland> read more

Viewing art with Philostratus Eikones

first_imgAs part of Term 1 of the 2014 Greek History and Culture Seminars hosted by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, the lecture Learning to View Art with Philostratus’ Eikones will be given by Dr Graeme Miles. Dr Graeme Miles is a Lecturer of Classics at the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. His research interests include Greek and Latin literature and language; the ancient novel and its ‘fringe’; the works of Flavius Philostratus; history of interpretation and its representation in texts.When: Thursday 10 April at 7.00 pm Where: Ithacan Philanthropic Society building, Level 2, 329 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne For more information, visit www.greekcommunity.com.au or contact (03) 9662 2722 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Mikakos opens new child care and kinder rooms at Brunswicks iconic Hartnett

first_imgBrunswick welcomes the opening of two new children’s rooms and redeveloped facilities at the Melbourne City Mission’s Hartnett House Integrated Children’s Centre.Victorian Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos toured the centre earlier this week with Member for Brunswick Jane Garrett MP, Mayor of Moreland Cr Helen Davidson, and Melbourne City Mission’s CEO Vicki Sutton.The redevelopment was made possible by a funding contribution of $350,000 from the Victorian Government that also enabled Melbourne City Mission to open a new Early Childhood Intervention Services community room at Harnett House, and the creation of a new all-weather indoor and outdoor play area. Moreover, the recently completed works have seen the centre’s licence capacity boosted to 126 places for children – an increase of 32 places, comprising 11 additional places for children in four-year-old kindergarten and 21 long day care places, representing a significant boost in early years services for Moreland families. “We are delighted to be joined by Minister Mikakos as children and staff enjoy the new rooms and play areas, and we would like to thank the State Government for its support,” Ms Sutton said. “Families are increasingly time-poor. It is essential that our community can have its child care and education needs met locally. At Hartnett House we’re delivering high quality child care and kindergarten that sets children up for education success. We know that the early years are a critical period that shapes long-term futures.” Ongoing federal government funding is an area of concern for Victorian childcare providers. Under the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education – introduced in 2008 – Victoria pays for more than two-thirds of government funding of 15 hours of kindergarten in the year before school, with the Federal Government contributing the rest. “The Universal Access funding arrangement is set to run out at the end of 2017. Melbourne City Mission is deeply concerned the Federal Government has not committed to continued funding in this area,” Ms Sutton added. “High rates of participation in early childhood education are vital for Australia’s economic future. We need the Universal Access funding arrangement renewed and secured. This lack of certainty – and continual cycle of short-term agreements – is not fair to families or the services that support them. “We urge the Prime Minister and the Federal Minister for Education and Training to ensure all Australian children can keep accessing the full 15 hours of funded kindergarten a week.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Free Mobile baisse du prix des terminaux

first_imgFree Mobile : baisse du prix des terminauxContre vents et marées et autres accusations de non couverture téléphonique, Free Mobile continue son bonhomme de chemin. L’opérateur, dont le réseau serait ouvert à 97 %, a annoncé baisser le prix des terminaux liés à ces offres.Cette baisse de tarifs concerne cinq terminaux, et pas des moindres : L’Ace, le S2 et le Y de la gamme Samsung Galaxy, le Zte Blade S, ainsi que l’Huawey U8350.Le Galaxy Ace passe de 220,76 à 167,80 euros, le Galaxy Y de 144,76 à 101,80 euros, et le Samsung Galaxy S2 de 479 à 399 euros.Concernant les autres marques, le Huawey U8350 passe de 120,76 à 101,80, et le Zte Blade S de 144,76 à 119,80 euros.Une excellente nouvelle pour tous ceux qui souhaitaient changer de téléphones mobiles en arrivant chez Free, par exemple.Le seul petit bémol concerne l’absence, toujours remarquée, de l’Iphone 4S dans les terminaux proposés.Le 6 mars 2012 à 11:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Homes of 7 Hanford workers being inspected for radiation

first_imgRICHLAND — The homes of seven Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers in Washington state are being inspected after a spread of radioactive contamination in recent days.The total number of vehicles reported to be contaminated with apparent specks of radioactive material increased to 14 from the eight reported Tuesday.The Tri-City Herald reports at least two of those vehicles may have been driven home by workers demolishing the Plutonium Finishing Plant.Hanford workers with contaminated vehicles requested surveys of their homes to make sure they had not tracked contamination home. No contamination was found inside worker vehicles.Employees of the Washington state Department of Health are accompanying Hanford officials on the home checks to observe and verify results.Hanford is located near Richland and for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons.last_img read more

Craig Cathcart on Watfords comeback victory

first_imgWatford defender Craig Cathcart reflects on their 2-1 away win at Crystal Palace after he scored on both ends of the pitch on Saturday.Cathcart was unfortunate to be on the end of Abdoulaye Doucouré’s attempted clearance which ricocheted off him and went into the net.The Northern Irishman equaled the most own goals scored in the Premier League this season, on par with Wesley Hoedt of Southampton.He went from zero to hero in the 67th minute when he nodded in the equalizer from a corner kick sent in by Jose Holebas.Tom Cleverley then came off the bench and scored in the 74th minute to give the visitors a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“It was my first brace! So I’m happy with that…” Cathcart jokingly told the club’s website.“Obviously, it’s nice after scoring an O.G. to get the equalizing goal. Then we had the momentum going forward.“The second goal from Tom was a great finish, and we pretty much controlled the game after that.”last_img read more

Sewage overflows near Metro station

first_imgPanjagutta: Living near the Metro station has become a challenge for the resident as they cannot bear anymore the stench emanating from the overflowing sewage water for the past one month.And with the advent of monsoon the problem has only aggravated. And when it rains the stench become overwhelming affecting the health of the residents living there. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us K Janaki, a local, said, “This stagnated sewage is a perfect breeding space for mosquitoes that has increase in past weeks. The residents are facing a serious issue, as the sewage water gets accumulated in the front of houses. They fear outbreak of diseases.” K Kamesh, a commuter, said “It has become difficult because of the stagnant water in the area has become very slippery and also very difficult to walk and travel. The space has become crowded due to the shops and metro station.”last_img read more